As it became known from the archives of the Kyiv Patriarchate, Bishop Onufry in 1992 he signed on to a statement of the episcopate of the UOC autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church

The Primate of the UOC-Moscow Patriarchate Onuphrius in 1992 he played for the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church - the UOC-KP published documents. PHOTO

As reported mediaUAabout it on Facebook wrote the head of the information Department of the Kyiv Patriarchate Archbishop yevstratiy (Zorya).

"Many of those interested in Church history, you know that in January 1992, three bishops - Bishop Onufrii (Berezovsky), Serhii (Gesicki) and Alipiy (Pogrebnyak) was allegedly not signed the appeal of the episcopate of the UOC with a request to the late Moscow Patriarch Alexy II and the bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church without delay to consider the appeal of the Council of the UOC of November 1-3, 1991 and the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Church," wrote Archbishop yevstratii.

According to him, it is alleged that these bishops did not sign the resolution of the Council of autocephaly, but it was published earlier, and the originals of the relevant document with the signatures of all the bishops.

"Given the fact that the leaders of the Moscow Patriarchate officially reiterated that there is no to the requests of the bishops of the Church of the autocephaly of - the Kyiv Patriarchate has decided to review the archives. And found that you can see below. The text is not dated, but the phrase at the beginning shows that it was he - after all, from the Cathedral to 22 January 1992 it had been about three months," explained the Archbishop.

Archbishop yevstratii published this letter from 1992, which features the signature Onuphrius.

Recall now that the father is the head of the UOC of the Moscow Patriarchate and permanent member of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church.

We will remind, on April, 17th the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko said that decided to turn to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew with a request to grant Thomas a Ukrainian national Autocephalous Church.

19 April, BP has supported the appeal of President Petro Poroshenko to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on granting the Ukrainian Orthodox Church autocephaly.

April 22, Poroshenko said that the Ecumenical Patriarchate proceeded to consideration of the request of Ukraine.

See also: UOC-KP expects a fruitful cooperation with the Exarch of the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in the preparation of autocephaly Archbishop yevstratiy (Zorya)

In July Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew confirmed his intention to give the Ukrainian Church autocephaly.

1-3 September held in Constantinople the Synaxis - a gathering of all the Supreme bishops of the Orthodox Church of Constantinople. Expert in Church circles believe that the meeting addressed the issue of the autocephaly of the Ukrainian and Macedonian churches. In this regard, it is anticipated the sharp reaction of the Serbian and Moscow Church.

7 September in preparation for the granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, the Ecumenical Patriarchate appointed its Exarch in Kyiv Archbishop Daniel Pamphylian from the USA and Bishop Hilarion of Edmonton Canada.

The actions of Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople for the appointment of representatives of Ukraine in the Russian Orthodox Church described as a "brutal intrusion" into its canonical territory and promised that they "will not remain unanswered".

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